The 2021 Bavarian International Tennis Championships is held this week, 26 April – 2 May in Munich, Germany. The ATP 250 tournament offers another opportunity to prepare for the Roland Garros with world No6 Alexander Zverev also taking part in it. The German player has already won here twice. He is the top favorite again according to the 2021 ATP Munich predictions.
The Bavarian International Tennis Championships has been held every year since 1900, but in its first years it was played on grass courts. Now the ATP 250 tournament is held on clay courts at the MTTC Iphitos in Munich, one of the most attractive tennis clubs in Germany. In the former winners of the event we can find Roger Federer, Andy Murray and local favorite Alexander Zverev. While Chilean Cristian Garin is the defending champion after winning in 2019. He won’t compete this time unlike Zverev who has won here in 2017 and 2018. Even though he is the only top10 player, the other participants also have great results this season.
2021 ATP Munich predictions favor top seed Zverev to win his third title
Alexander Zverev is currently in 6th place in the world ranking after reaching the quarter-finals in the 2021 Australian Open. He also won the Mexican Open last month. Now Zverev is the top favorite to win here by online sportsbooks in Germany. The German player has a 13-4 record in Munich, where he is taking part for the seventh time now. As the top seed of the event, surely he will aim for another victory with the odds of 2.965 to do so.
His biggest rival can be the second seed, Casper Ruud. Who has the odds of 4.32 to win the trophy in the 2021 ATP Munich predictions. The Norwegian player is in great form after reaching the semi-final of this year’s Monte-Carlo Masters. He won his only ATP title so far on clay in the 2020 Argentina Open. He will be looking to get another great result in Munich. Where Ruud will compete for the third time, after his last appearance in 2018. The world No24 will face a tough opponent already in the second round though. As he will play against the winner of the Tennys Sandgren vs Pablo Cuevas tie.
Other top-form players and local favorites
Filip Krajinovic is the third strongest player in the tournament after the withdrawal of Russian Aslan Karatsev. The Serbian reached the quarter-finals last week in the Serbian Open and the third round in the 2021 Australian Open. The finalists of the 2017 Paris Masters plays best on clay which makes him a favorite here. His odds to win his first ATP Tour title is 8.00 on 22Bet now.
Online gambling sites in Germany also expect a good performance from another home player, Jan-Lennard Struff. The world No37 is chasing his first ATP Tour title as well with the odds of 12.00 to get it here. First he has to beat Slovakian Andrej Martin which should be an easy task for the 31-year-old. US talent Sebastian Korda is in top form this season after reaching his first ATP Masters quarter-final in Miami last month. He was also the runner-up in the Delray Beach Open in January. And the winner of the 2020 Challenger Eckental, held also in Germany. Now the young player hopes for a similar result in Munich with the odds of 12.00 to win the event.